Amatatsu Seal (Minor Artifact)
Aura strong (all schools); CL 20th
Slot none; Weight —
This stone statuette of a dragon is one of five royal seals of
Minkai, and represents the Amatatsu family’s divine right to
rule the empire of Minkai. Should no Amatatsus of pure blood
be able to take up that charge, however, the Amatatsu Seal can
invest the right to rule as an Amatatsu in any number of living
humanoid hosts. These Amatatsu scions often experience a series
of visions of the past, present, and possible future.
The Amatatsu Seal has a daily allotment of 5 charges that it
can use to cast the following spells on an Amatatsu scion: cure
serious wounds, remove curse, remove disease, or restoration.
Each casting uses up 1 daily charge. Alternatively, the seal
can cast heal on an Amatatsu scion, but doing so expends all
5 charges. Finally, and only at the seal’s discretion, it can cast
resurrection on an Amatatsu scion, but doing so renders its
spellcasting powers useless for a month.
The Amatatsu Seal itself radiates strong magic, and those
with the proper resources can sense this magic across oceans
and continents, allowing it to be tracked across any distance.
Originally meant to allow its rightful owners the ability to track
it if stolen, this feature makes it dangerous to remove the seal
from its warding box, for as long as the warding box is open, the
oni of the Five Storms can track it. The repercussions of this are
One final ward exists on the Amatatsu Seal, confounding
attempts to whisk it quickly away from its homeland but also
making returning a stolen seal home an arduous task. The
Amatatsu Seal can never be transported by teleportation magic
or dimensional travel. It cannot be taken from the Material Plane
save via special portals blessed by the gods, and characters who
carry the seal cannot cast or otherwise use teleportation effects.
To destroy the Amatatsu Seal, rightful scions of each of the
five royal families of Minkai must, of their own free will, cast
their families’ seals together into the Well of Demons in the
Imperial Shrine in Kasai Harbor.